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A Dozen Writers Put Down Their Pens to Prove the Might of a March
"No one knew quite what to expect on Sunday. But when the 12 writers left Pushkin Square at lunchtime, they were trailed by a crowd that swelled to an estimated 10,000 people, stopping traffic and filling boulevards for 1.2 miles. Many wore the white ribbons that are a symbol of opposition to Mr. Putin’s government. The police did not interfere, although the organizers had not received a permit to march."
(via Russian Writers Demonstrate the Might of a March - NYTimes.com)
Photo by Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times 

A Dozen Writers Put Down Their Pens to Prove the Might of a March

"No one knew quite what to expect on Sunday. But when the 12 writers left Pushkin Square at lunchtime, they were trailed by a crowd that swelled to an estimated 10,000 people, stopping traffic and filling boulevards for 1.2 miles. Many wore the white ribbons that are a symbol of opposition to Mr. Putin’s government. The police did not interfere, although the organizers had not received a permit to march."

(via Russian Writers Demonstrate the Might of a March - NYTimes.com)

Photo by Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times 

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    This is awesome. Writers were always put on the same level as prophets in Russia. Glad to see they still hold some...
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